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Duck-Twacy 21st February 2004 09:24 PM

can I solder on this?
 
Maybe a bit a dumb questions, but I wonder how I best connect my internal speakerwire to my Lambda SB12's (gold plated) binding posts?

http://www.xs4all.nl/~rwmmos/Lambda/Lambda2.jpg
The binding posts have these springed mechanism. I don't think soldering will work (to big). I can just stick bare wire into it, but how do I prevent oxidation of the wire? Spades won't fit, maybe bananas. But what will give the best (and most lasting) connections for these things?

For internal wire I use the same as for the speaker wire ( Canare 4S8 about 10 awg )

Bose(o) 21st February 2004 10:19 PM

You could solder if you wanted, typically with those connectors (i've seen them used in car audio) and ppl don't care about oxidation.

asauer 22nd February 2004 03:56 AM

It shouldn't matter too much as far as needing the extra conductivity of soldering. Unless you're running either really long cables, ultra high power, or a combination, chances are you won't be using the full capacity of 10GA cables. Therefore, I'd have to say that it won't improve conductivity by soldering the terminals.
Unless you just want that piece of mind of knowing the wires cannot come out of the terminals or just to prevent any doubts of not having a good connection, which I almost always have myself.:D

454Casull 22nd February 2004 04:22 AM

How much power are you sending to the driver?

JOE DIRT® 22nd February 2004 04:38 AM

you can get spade connectors to fit....but an alternative is to tin your wire and wrap it around the binding post.........if your worried about oxidation grease the connection....vaseline works

KevinLee 22nd February 2004 04:38 AM

Tin your speaker cable with solder, insert into spring loaded terminal. Those terminals are very reliable.

KevinLee

Duck-Twacy 22nd February 2004 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by JOE DIRT®
you can get spade connectors to fit....but an alternative is to tin your wire and wrap it around the binding post.........if your worried about oxidation grease the connection....vaseline works
:D
Quote:

Originally posted by KevinLee
Tin your speaker cable with solder, insert into spring loaded terminal. Those terminals are very reliable.

KevinLee

The springs are strong enough, I don't worry about the wires getting lose.

So tinning the copper prevents the corrosion?

rherber1 24th February 2004 11:08 AM

Bullet crimp terminals
 
http://www.takbro.com/catalogue.php?...hp?cat=Proterm

VBM5-5 suits AWG10-12

In most cases I would not recommend that you tin the ends of the cable because this creates a solid - to - flexible junction in the conductors and subsequent movement will fracture the conductors at that point. In your case there is not likely to be any movement so soldering is an option. It is cheaper too....

SimontY 24th February 2004 12:38 PM

Re: can I solder on this?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Duck-Twacy
...how do I prevent oxidation of the wire?
With a contact enhancer such as Deoxit D5, this will improve the connection, and hold off oxidation for a long time.

It comes in a spray can, and is good for most audio-related connecitons. Try not to touch the wire with your fingers once you've applied the stuff.

Jim85IROC 24th February 2004 12:46 PM

A dab of di-electric grease works great too.


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